Comic Book

Students will explore the fun and exciting styles and techniques of comic book illustration and storytelling – step by step. Going panel by panel, students will see how to create in a way sure to bring entertainment to many by using either existing stories or their own tales. Through these simple, easy to learn, basic comic-storytelling conventions, used by professional comic book artists today, students will conclude by creating a humorous, dramatic, or fantasy one-page comic from a story of their choice in 3 to 6 panels. This class will set you on the path to visually telling your stories your way!

Course Syllabus

As a result of successfully completing this course, students...

Will be able to:

  • Understand basic concepts that make comics a fun and/or exciting way to tell stories.
  • Witness how different camera angles can enhance the emotion of any scene.
  • Demonstrate the steps to creating effective stories with a limited number of frames.
  • Determine the types of characters, the locations, and the props necessary for your story.
  • Prove slow and steady gets you the best results.
  • Realize the words in comics are secondary to the drawing.
  • Complete a well-designed sequential story.

Will display the following attitudes/professional behaviors:

  • Meet deadlines.
  • Come prepared at all times.
  • Discuss work using specific and appropriate terminology.
  • Contribute to class discussion and critique.

Course Additional Information

*Additional Fees: Occasionally a course will require additional fees. These fees cover labs, materials, equipment costs, and more.

Virtual Onsite Course Start and End Dates: June 17, 2024 — June 27, 2024

Online Course Start and End Dates: June 17, 2024 — July 27, 2024

Course Schedule

Code Start date End date Course Type
AE 80 OLJune 17, 2024July 27, 2024Online
AE 80 01June 17, 2024June 27, 2024Onsite
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